How's That Working Out For You?

Writing. Ranting. Politics. Equality. Atheism. Stupidity. Sociological Bullshit. All That sort of thing.
thugkitchen:

This summer be sure to avoid frozen high fructose, artificial bullshit and fight swamp ass. Because there are two kinds of people in this world: people who get swamp ass and goddamn liars. Don’t sweat it though because Thug Kitchen has your back with real fruit popsicles. These are easy as fuck to make and it’s not like you’re too busy to freeze blended fruit.

MANGO PINEAPPLE POPSICLES

2 ripe mangos, skinned and cut into chunks, about 2 cups
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup yogurt (I used a coconut yogurt but you can use your favorite shit)
2 ½ tablespoons lime juice
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger


Throw all of that together in a blender and blend until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into your molds and let it freeze for at least 8 hours. No molds? Don’t fucking give up now. Just do it like we all did growing up: small paper cups and popsicle sticks. Shit, you could even fill up your ice cube tray and use toothpicks for bite-sized deliciousness. Just make sure your sticks don’t go all the way to the bottom of the mold or cups because then you have a fucking ice kabob thing that ends in heartbreak.

Makes about 2 cups of filling. The number of pops you get depends what the fuck you pour it into


PEACH BLUEBERRY POPSICLES

1 cup frozen peaches
½ cup real fruit juice (I used a peach apple juice blend here and it was legit. Check your label. Anything that only has 2% fruit juice is just a bottled lie)
¼ cup yogurt (I kept using coconut yogurt because I still had a bunch left but again use your favorite shit)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all that together and then pour the mixture into a large glass. You should have about a cup. Don’t wash the blender. We have more shit to do.

1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup yogurt (you know the drill by now)
¼ cup of the same fruit juice you already used
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend all of that shit together until it is smooth. Layer it into your molds or cups with the peach filling if you want the popsicle to look awesome. Pour them in at the same time if you love chaos. Freeze for at least 8 hours before trying to get down.

Makes about 2 cups of filling

thugkitchen:

This summer be sure to avoid frozen high fructose, artificial bullshit and fight swamp ass. Because there are two kinds of people in this world: people who get swamp ass and goddamn liars. Don’t sweat it though because Thug Kitchen has your back with real fruit popsicles. These are easy as fuck to make and it’s not like you’re too busy to freeze blended fruit.

MANGO PINEAPPLE POPSICLES

2 ripe mangos, skinned and cut into chunks, about 2 cups

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1 cup yogurt (I used a coconut yogurt but you can use your favorite shit)

2 ½ tablespoons lime juice

1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

Throw all of that together in a blender and blend until it is smooth. Pour the mixture into your molds and let it freeze for at least 8 hours. No molds? Don’t fucking give up now. Just do it like we all did growing up: small paper cups and popsicle sticks. Shit, you could even fill up your ice cube tray and use toothpicks for bite-sized deliciousness. Just make sure your sticks don’t go all the way to the bottom of the mold or cups because then you have a fucking ice kabob thing that ends in heartbreak.

Makes about 2 cups of filling. The number of pops you get depends what the fuck you pour it into

PEACH BLUEBERRY POPSICLES

1 cup frozen peaches

½ cup real fruit juice (I used a peach apple juice blend here and it was legit. Check your label. Anything that only has 2% fruit juice is just a bottled lie)

¼ cup yogurt (I kept using coconut yogurt because I still had a bunch left but again use your favorite shit)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all that together and then pour the mixture into a large glass. You should have about a cup. Don’t wash the blender. We have more shit to do.

1 cup frozen blueberries

½ cup yogurt (you know the drill by now)

¼ cup of the same fruit juice you already used

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend all of that shit together until it is smooth. Layer it into your molds or cups with the peach filling if you want the popsicle to look awesome. Pour them in at the same time if you love chaos. Freeze for at least 8 hours before trying to get down.

Makes about 2 cups of filling

(Source: thugkitchen)

mediumaevum:

 Iron mail for a Byzantine knight and bronze helmet, probably eastern origin. 13th - 15th c. Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens. 
Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto

mediumaevum:

 Iron mail for a Byzantine knight and bronze helmet, probably eastern origin. 13th - 15th c. Byzantine and Christian Museum in Athens.

Picture by Giovanni Dall’Orto

(Possibly) Epic Fantasy

I’m stumbling through writing a novel that I don’t really feel satisfied with. Solutions are coming to me, and I like the idea of the WiP very well, but my execution is kind of lacking. Which is meaningful only as background to this post, in that I’m not very happy with what I’m writing.

In order to combat that dull dissatisfaction, I’m starting to work on a second project simultaneously: the first book of an epic fantasy. I’ve read so much of the stuff that it’s pretty shocking to me that never have I really written any. Possibly because it’s the sort of thing to benefit from planning, and I’m not much of a planner? Possibly because I like books in neat little packages, and epic fantasy implies, nay requires, multiple books and often dangling loose ends to link possible sequels and expansions too. 

Whatever the case, I’m going to finally take the plunge: simple heroes who become great, high stakes for the world, tricky villains, fantastical settings, gods and monsters, all that rot. The setting will most definitely not be default Late Medieval Northern European; the characters will not be burly dudes and sexy dames; there will not be a badass with two swords, or one sword, or a spear—whatever the weapon, it doesn’t matter because he (almost always he) can kill anything! But nope, he won’t be showing up. (Probably. I may be lying about that. I’m still very early in this thing, after all).

More details once it gets a little bit, you know, written.

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A Visit to India’s Amer Fort (आमेर क़िला)

In northwest India, seven miles outside the city of Jaipur, the stunning Amer Fort sits atop a forested hill overlooking Maota Lake. Visitors to the 400-year-old fort can ride elephants up a zigzagging path to reach the entrance. Inside, there are four main courtyards, one of which contains an elaborate room of mirrors known as the Sheesh Mahal.

To explore all the details of the Amer Fort, be sure to visit this location page.

(via asianhistory)